Rado’s DNA in one timepiece – ready to discover and feel the Rado difference?

Rado’s DNA in one timepiece – ready to discover and feel the Rado difference?

Past meets 2021. Rado’s iconic Captain Cook is unveiled for the first time in the Master of Materials’ preferred material: High-Tech Ceramic.

2021: a year of hope and reinvention is the time chosen to reveal a timepiece without precedent, and that is here to revolutionise. The Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic is the culmination of many years of research and development together with the history and tradition of the Rado Captain Cook.

The further development of the Captain Cook collection in high-tech ceramic is Rado’s DNA in its purest form. It features some of the brand’s most stellar achievements such as Rado’s innovative high-tech ceramic monobloc case construction, scratch-resistant and hypoallergenic high-tech ceramic, powered by the premium Rado calibre R734 featuring a Nivachron™ hairspring. The innovative Nivachron™ hairspring provides an advantage in everyday life by protecting the timepiece from magnetic fields.

The Captain Cook Ceramic is presented for the first time in a case size of 43mm, and in four versions. A first version in black high-tech ceramic case and bracelet with a hardened stainless steel turning bezel and black high-tech ceramic insert. A second model holds this same case and dial but is offered with a rubber strap for those who prefer a more casual look. A third version is offered similarly in black high- tech ceramic case and bracelet but with contrasting rose gold coloured PVD coated stainless steel turning bezel, and black high-tech ceramic insert. Followed by the fourth model, a highly distinct plasma high-tech ceramic case and bracelet, with hardened stainless steel bezel, and blue high-tech ceramic insert.

All the references are powered by the Rado calibre R734 characterised by a strong 80 hours power reserve, and up to 30 bar (300m) water resistance. The dial and case back are stunningly crafted in black tinted sapphire crystal allowing its wearer to explore and admire the inner workings of the skeletonised movement in a subtle manner, whilst still proving to be legible. As the triangle on the bezel, the indexes, and the classic Captain Cook chunky arrow hands on the dial are filled with white Super- LumiNova® providing clear visibility in the dark. This magnificent sapphire dial is also home to the iconic Rado rotating anchor at 12 o’clock, and is protected by a chevé box sapphire crystal.

The new Captain Cook Ceramic is a mechanical masterpiece that needs to be felt to appreciate its lightness and wearer comfort besides its stunning looks. The Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic is Rado’s DNA at its fullest. Welcome aboard.

About Rado

Rado is known as the Master of Materials for the way it has revolutionised traditional watchmaking, leading the industry by introducing high-tech ceramic, ultra-light high-tech ceramic, colourful high-tech ceramic and CeramosTM to its design-led collections. An award-winning designer with numerous prestigious international prizes to its name, and considered the most forward-thinking design player in the watch industry today, Rado has always been a pioneer and leader, setting the standard and raising the bar.

Ref. R32127162

Movement Rado calibre R734, automatic, skeletonised , 25 jewels, 3 hands, 80 hours power reserve, antimagnetic NivachronTM hairspring, exceeds standard test requirements from 3 to 5 positions for higher accuracy

Case                black high-tech ceramic case, monobloc construction

rose gold coloured PVD coated stainless steel turning bezel with a polished black high-tech ceramic insert with engraved white lacquered numbers and markers, triangle in white Super-LumiNova®

circular brushed, black PVD coated titanium case back with a black tinted sapphire crystal

polished rose gold coloured PVD coated stainless steel screw-down crown box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides water-resistant to 30 bar (300m)

Dial                  black tinted sapphire crystal

applied indexes with white Super-LumiNova®

rose gold coloured PVD coated moving anchor symbol with synthetic ruby plate rose gold coloured printed Rado and Captain Cook logos

Hands              rose gold coloured with white Super-LumiNova®

Strap                matt black high-tech ceramic outer links polished black high-tech ceramic middle links

titanium 3-fold clasp with black high-tech ceramic openers

Dimensions      43.0 x 49.8 x 14.6 (WxLxH in mm)

Ref. R32127152                                 Ref. R32127156

Movement Rado calibre R734, automatic, skeletonised , 25 jewels, 3 hands, 80 hours power reserve, antimagnetic NivachronTM hairspring, exceeds standard test requirements from 3 to 5 positions for higher accuracy

Case                black high-tech ceramic case, monobloc construction

hardened stainless steel turning bezel with a polished black high-tech ceramic insert with engraved white lacquered numbers and markers, triangle in white Super-LumiNova®

circular brushed, black PVD coated titanium case back with a black tinted sapphire crystal

polished hardened stainless steel screw-down crown

box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides water-resistant to 30 bar (300m)

Dial                  black tinted sapphire crystal

applied indexes with white Super-LumiNova®

rhodium coloured moving anchor symbol with synthetic ruby plate white printed Rado and Captain Cook logos

Hands              rhodium coloured with white Super-LumiNova®

Strap                matt black high-tech ceramic outer links, polished black high-tech ceramic R32127152       middle links, titanium 3-fold clasp with black high-tech ceramic openers

Strap                black rubber, stainless steel extendable folding clasp, black high-tech R32127156     ceramic cover

Dimensions      43.0 x 49.8 x 14.6 (WxLxH in mm)

Ref. R32128202

Movement Rado calibre R734, automatic, skeletonised , 25 jewels, 3 hands, 80 hours power reserve, antimagnetic NivachronTM hairspring, exceeds standard test requirements from 3 to 5 positions for higher accuracy

Case                plasma high-tech ceramic case, monobloc construction

hardened stainless steel turning bezel with a polished blue high-tech ceramic insert with engraved white lacquered numbers and markers, triangle in white Super-LumiNova®

circular brushed, titanium case back with a black tinted sapphire crystal hardened polished stainless steel screw-down crown

box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides water-resistant to 30 bar (300m)

Dial                  black tinted sapphire crystal

applied indexes with white Super-LumiNova®

rhodium coloured moving anchor symbol with synthetic ruby plate white printed Rado and Captain Cook logos

Hands              rhodium coloured with white Super-LumiNova®

Strap                matt plasma high-tech ceramic outer links polished plasma high-tech ceramic middle links titanium 3-fold clasp with CeramosTM openers

Dimensions      43.0 x 49.8 x 14.6 (WxLxH in mm)

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